They burned entire villages and by 1882 had nearly caused the wild buffalo to go extinct (Doc. 6). The Massacre at Wounded Knee was particularly brutal. Over one hundred Sioux men, women, and children were slaughtered at the battle. There were usually limited American casualties during battles with the Indians.
He lived in the Currumpaw valley in New Mexico. Many call him the king of it. During the 1890's, Lobo and his pack, were killing the settlers’ livestock. The ranchers tried to kill Lobo and his pack by trying to poison them. They also tried to kill them by using traps and by hunting parties, but these attempts failed.
I personally have been to an auction, and can say that I was thoroughly disgusted. The way in which the horses are killed and disposed of is horrible. Many people have been led to believe horses are “kindly” euthanized. This is not the case. Horses are simply walked down chutes and one by one clubbed on the head.
When hunger passed, he returned to Gray. But his master sold White Fang to Beauty Smith, who kept him caged and reduced him to contest the other dogs, his contenders. As a result W.F. became a killer. He went along in every contest until he contended with Cherokee, a mastiff.
Historical Context: The Plains Indians got their name because they lived in the Great Plains of the United States. The land extended all the way from Mississippi to the mountains of Canada. In order to survive, the Indians hunted buffalo as their main source of food, they would surround the buffalo on horse, until the group of Indians drove it off a cliff. Other than hunting another big part of the Plains Indians life was religion. The worship of the Great Spirit was the main thing to their beliefs.
Wasting Away Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is slowly eating away at much of the population of white-tail deer, moose, and elk in North America. CWD deteriorates the brain of an animal. It is infecting many of the deer in the Midwest and spreading all over the nation with a rapid pace. This horrific disease has been found as far north as Wisconsin and all the way down to New Mexico. There are many things that cause CWD, and it needs to be stopped before our white-tail deer population is considerably damaged.
The plain Indians hunted buffalo, elk and sometimes antelope. To capture the animal they would try to surround the herd or they would try to get to high ground or places where they would be killed more easily. Hunting life was much easier after they had horses. They usually hunted with a bow and arrow, but after the white settlers arrived they started to trade guns. The Indians would usually hunt all year long.
The colonist came smart and built a fort as quick as possible to rescue them from the Indians. Their fort spread about an acre apart, with the walls as tall as two people. Aside from the attack of Indians, also came the attack of nature and wildlife diseases. Many died of starvation, and salt water poisoning. Many turned into desperation, while having no choice but to eat their own horses, cats, and dogs.
Also, they would dump their human waste into the water and make it even more contaminated so when the people of Jamestown would drink or use the water it would make them ill and even to the point that they died. Within a couple of years they also faced drought which many people died because of starvation. The colony went to desperate measures by forcing the Indians to trade their grain, the Indians didn’t give up easy though as it says in the document ‘some harshe (harsh) and cruwell (cruel ) dealinge (dealings)by cutting of towe (two) of the salvages (Indians) heads and other extremities.” Another reason why the colonist died in the colony of early Jamestown was because of the skills they had. When the first ship arrived in Jamestown they brought over a total of 110 males in 1607. 47 of the men were gentlemen, back then, a gentlemen was a person of wealth who was not used to working with his hands.
I believe every five minutes I was asking Ryan if we were close yet. Everyone who rides with us or talks to me about horses has told me how country and old timey this place is. They also believe that you are not a true cowgirl or cowboy until you have gone to Love Valley, had you a beer or two in their salons, and rode the two hour trail alongside the creek that goes up to the top of a mountain. So I was thrilled that I was finally going to prove to everyone I am a true cowgirl. Once we got there it was nothing like I had pictured in my head from things people had told me over the years and pictures I had seen.